thomas massy of kentucky is sponsoring a new bill that will legalize nonsmokeable strain of marijuana. it is called kemp and has many uses ranging from twine, rope, and fabric. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. turning back to weather, bill karins is here with more on what is shaping up to be a powerful nor'easter. >> the conditions are changing. we want to keep you safe during the storm. blizzard watches have been issued for rhode island, the eastern half of massachusetts, and now about three quarters of the state of connecticut. so they've expanded the blizzard watches. the confidence is growing in what the storm is going to do. in the blizzard area, again, the areas covered in this green color, 12 to 24 inches of snow, wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour. and then a storm surge with a high tide cycle, especially from boston southward, any north facing beach, we could have moderate to major coastal flooding with water going into homes and destroying some homes.